POL File Extension

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InnovMetric Software 3D Polygon Models Format
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What is POL file?

POL is a file extension commonly associated with InnovMetric Software 3D Polygon Models Format files. Files with POL extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. POL file belongs to the Data Files category just like 1258 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing POL files is 3D Object Converter. On the official website of 3D Object Converter Team developer not only will you find detailed information about the3D Object Converter software, but also about POL and other supported file formats.

Programs which support POL file extension

The following listing features POL-compatible programs. POL files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support POL file

How to open file with POL extension?

Problems with accessing POL may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with POL extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the 3D Object Converter

Problems with opening and working with POL files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with POL files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install 3D Object Converter. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support POL files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit 3D Object Converter website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update 3D Object Converter to the latest version

If you already have 3D Object Converter installed on your systems and POL files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that 3D Object Converter cannot handle files with POL may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of 3D Object Converter is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate InnovMetric Software 3D Polygon Models Format files with 3D Object Converter

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate POL files with latest version of 3D Object Converter you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the POL with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where 3D Object Converter is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open POL files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected POL file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with POL extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the POL file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the POL file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the POL file for viruses or malware

If the POL is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the POL file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with POL extension is complete and error-free

If the POL file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with POL extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open 3D Object Converter

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support POL files. Close all running programs and try opening the POL file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with InnovMetric Software 3D Polygon Models Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with POL files affecting older versions of given software.

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